When will this Day be celebrated? August 8th of each calendar year.
What is National Clog Dancing Day?
Throughout the world, clog dancing has become synonymous with joy, freedom of expression, and connection. The culture that clogging instructors cultivate through the dance and for the clog dance families can be a bond for bringing our diverse cultures together to share the bonds of fun and friendship. Bill Nichols, the Grandfather of Clogging, believed that the best way to reduce cultural bias is to show someone you care, share a meal, share a laugh, share a photograph, and share a dance. Bill would agree with diversity and inclusion expert Verna Myers: “Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance.” He may also add that leadership is “calling” the dance. By developing this culture during weekly dance classes, the reach into other areas of life can be extended. Dance instructors influence the minds and attitudes of those who dance with them. Through National Clog Dancing Day on August 8, we celebrate our history, encourage diversity and inclusion, and create a brighter future for our dancers. We can make a difference.
Why is this day being created?
Around the world, this is a day of celebration of our talents and a day of reverence for those clog dancers who came before us. We can put our dancers in the spotlight and generate a multitude of publicity which will inevitably open many more doors of opportunity. National Clog Dancing Day is an opportunity to raise awareness about this fun, family-oriented activity.
How should this day be observed?
This day can be celebrated through social media posts, live performances and exhibitions, and/or participating in a clog dance class or workshop.
Who created this day? This day was created by Simone Pace in 2022.